Dinosaur Train Eggspress
By PBS KIDS
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“Dinosaur Train Eggspress” from PBS KIDS challenges your child to find and match dinosaur eggs and then reunite dinosaur families while progressing through three different time periods. Your child will discover real flora and fauna from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous eras. Along the way, there will be learning moments as Buddy and the Conductor reveal mystery dinosaur hatchlings, fun dinosaur facts, and an adorable Dinosaur Baby Book. All aboard the Dinosaur Train!
HUNT FOR DINOSAUR EGGS
Collect the missing dinosaur eggs that are scattered all over the landscape. You won’t be able to see them, so you’ll have to glide your finger around until you discover the eggs one by one… When you find them all, you’ll learn fun facts about one of the many dinosaur species featured in the game.
MATCH DINOSAUR EGGS TO THE RIGHT NEST
Oh, no, the dinosaur eggs are all mixed up! You’ll need to move the eggs into the right nests in three rounds of play. First, sort by color. Next, match patterns and shapes. And, finally, both colors and patterns will come into play.
REUNITE DINOSAUR FAMILIES
Two dinosaur mommies have found an egg, but which is the right one? The mommies are two different species of dinosaurs! Use clues and hints suggested by the Conductor to choose the right species and reunite the egg with its mommy.
MAKE DINOSAUR PICTURES
After winning three baby dinosaurs, one for each mini-game, you can color them in your Dinosaur Baby Book. The magic paint brush will fill the dinosaur with the actual colors that paleontologists believe were unique to that species. Tap on the camera icon (bottom-left) to save your pictures to your Photos app (one of the basic apps provided by Apple when you purchase an iPhone or iPod touch).
Discover all 20 dinosaur species!
ABOUT DINOSAUR TRAIN
The TV series, which airs weekdays on PBS KIDS, encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology. The program features Buddy, an adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus Rex, and his adoptive Pteranodon family as they board the DINOSAUR TRAIN and embark on whimsical voyages through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans. Visit the series website at http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain.
What's New in Version 1.3.3
Dumb and problematic
My son, age 3, is a huge Dinosaur Train fan and really wanted to have this app. Almost immediately, he was bored. Finding eggs by rubbing your finger over the screen?? By the second screen he was asking me to do it and by the third screen he wanted to play something else.
The next day we opened the program again and there was a bug which made it impossible to find all of the eggs. Neither of us could do it. Then the conductor's voice wouldn't stop talking, and it overlapped with about 2 other voices all saying different things. Needless to say, we closed the app.
Now he is asking for another Dinosaur Train app and I can't say I want to go this route again. The show is great; this app must have been developed by someone who has no idea about kids.
Waste of money. 3 mini games. The first is finding eggs by rubbing your finger on the screen, but there are no clues so you end up just rubbing the whole screen. Second mini game is to match eggs to nests by color and pattern. A good little game, but too easy, and there is no progression. Finally, you have to pick which dinosaur fits the clues the conductor gives. This is the best part of the game, but again very easy, and no increase in difficulty as you play.
You get an egg with a baby dinosaur for each mini game you complete. They are not saved between games, so you often get the same dinosaurs.
Thanks for the fixes! love the app.
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- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 10, 2012
- Version: 1.3.3
- Size: 105 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: PBS Kids
- © 2011 Public Broadcasting Service
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.